What makes a Kingswood adventure so impactful?
It's not just about top-notch entertainment, long-lasting memories, and boat-loads of fun! Outdoor adventure learning is a fascinating way in which individuals can develop on a variety of essential everyday traits - from confidence, self-belief, to resilience.
Transferable learning that comes with outdoor adventure means individuals can harness the impactful outcomes and skills they gain from the outdoors, and see real benefits in everyday life. It's not enough to assume the impact - we know it. Impact is defined as making a marked effect or difference across time. Whether it be through enhanced team productivity, statistical differences in measures of behaviour, or all the more smiling faces, Kingswood create, capture, and evaluate the essence of adventure education by understanding impact.
We provide a range of appropriately challenging programmes within invigorating natural settings, and a measuring tool in order to track the progress of confidence before and after a Kingswood trip. These resilience-building adventures help test capabilities and refresh feelings of well-being and achievement.
Continual evaluation of impact and refinement of our programming allows us to deliver our core philosophy and purpose: to unlock potential in every individual by building positive, adaptive skill sets which support well-being, enabling education, employability and social mobility!
From expanding comfort zones, facing fears, building resilience, to harnessing the essential benefits of the outdoors. Take a look below at some of the impactful content by our Head of Learning and Impact, Dr. John Allan.
ILF Pilot Courses for 'forgotten middle' children
A look at the design, delivery and impact of Inspiring Learning Foundation's latest pilot programme.
Inspiring active outdoor lives
In response to the government's new Sport Strategy, Dr John Allan raises the flag for outdoor activities and calls for greater collaboration between practitioners and policy makers.
'Inspiring the forgotten middle' - Horizons Magazine
What are the 'forgotten middle'? And how can we stop them falling through the cracks?
NCST Skills4Life Impact Analysis
Study shows significant increases in resilience and wellbeing for Skills4Life participants.
Outdoor Adventure Resilience Study
Establishing links between sustained resilience from outdoor adventure and academic function
"We grow in confidence outdoors" Kingswood interview with Teachwire
How far do pupils’ boundaries need pushing to build their confidence? Dr John Allan explains in a Teachwire conversation
Enabling children to thrive in outdoor adventure
Top tips for enabling children to thrive through schools-based Outdoor Adventure Education - Dr. John Allan
The Resilience Tight-rope
5 strands of resilience, and 5 steps for better balance - Dr. John Allan
What is Bouncing Beyond?
Bouncing back from adversity? Here’s how to bounce beyond... - Dr. John Allan
The top five ways outdoor adventure improves wellbeing
Dr John Allan, Kingswood's Head of Learning and Impact, shares his insight into ways adventure can directly improve wellbeing.
Adventure Mind 2022 conference
Find out how we can embed impact through adventure learning in Dr John Allan's keynote presentation.
Teaching with transfer in mind
Teachers can make outdoor learning even more impactful for their students.
Growing in confidence and expanding your comfort zone
The relationship between moving outside of your comfort zone and increasing self-confidence is widely known.
Introducing our new Head of Learning and Impact, Dr John Allan
We are delighted to welcome Dr John Allan to the team at Kingswood. John joins us as our new Head of Learning and Impact.